A beautiful posting, June. Though you're probably right that Rick wouldn't have wanted us to be sad, I'm afraid that I can't oblige. He was one of the nicest people I've met. I never got to know him as much as I wanted to, unfortunately, but I consider myself blessed to have interacted with him as much as I did. He was an inspiration, and such a kind person. I will miss him. The world has lost a great person, the sort of which there are already far too few. My condolences especially to his family, and to those who were lucky enough to have known him better than I.